Ghana complains to FIFA over Ethiopia poor venue choice

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is unhappy with Ethiopia's decision to host their FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Black Stars at Orlando Stadium.

KUMASI – The Football Association of Ghana (GFA) is unhappy with Ethiopia‘s decision to hold their FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Black Stars at Orlando Stadium.

The GFA has sent a letter to football’s governing body, FIFA, appealing against Ethiopia’s decision.

Ethiopia’s home stadium, Bahir Dar Stadium, was suspended for hosting international matches and Ethiopia subsequently decided to host their penultimate Group G qualifier against Black Stars in Mzansi on November 11.

Ghana star Thomas Yeye Partey
FILE PHOTO: Ghana star Thomas Yeye Partey starring for the national team

“Following a request from the Ethiopian Football Association to play their World Cup qualifier against Ghana in South Africa, the GFA wrote to the world football governing body last Friday to ensure the fair- play in the last two games,” the GFA said in a statement on its website.

“Ghana and South Africa are separated by one point leading into their last two World Cup group matches, so it is shocking that the Ethiopian Football Association is looking to bring their home match against Ghana back in South Africa.

“The GFA has remarked to FIFA that the sporting integrity of the World Cup matches must not be compromised and must ensure that there is fairness in the two remaining group matches.”

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